EFL: More Joy for Jimmy and More Midweek Whoppers

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EFL: More Joy for Jimmy and More Midweek Whoppers

James Capps

The Champions League is back, which means only one thing…

That’s right! It’s the first Tuesday with a full EFL fixture list. I’m on top form following the first Cappa Acca winner of the season at the weekend, so you’re in the right place to make some midweek moolah.

The Championship

Sheffield United achieved one of the results of the weekend as they comfortably overcame Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Next up for them is a trip to Bolton, who are looking blunt in attack and leaky at the back. Clayton Donaldson scored twice on his debut for the Blades at the weekend, and is 23/10 to get on the scoresheet in a game where chances should be commonplace.

QPR have made a very steady start to their season, and manager Ian Holloway will fancy his chances of three more points when his side host Millwall at Loftus Road. Four straight home wins for Rangers should give them plenty of confidence, as well as Millwall’s poor early-season away form that has seen the Lions go without a win and without a goal so far. Stick a tenner on the home win at a solid 13/10 with BoyleSports.

Ian Holloway is enjoying a decent start to the season with QPR. (Source: Sky Sports)
Ian Holloway is enjoying a decent start to the season with QPR. (Source: Sky Sports)

Leeds are another side with imperious form going into Tuesday night’s set of fixtures. Five straight clean sheets in their unbeaten start has helped them climb into the automatic promotion places. Next up for them is a home tie with an out-of-form Birmingham City side that are struggling to gel following a big summer overhaul. Leeds look the real deal this season, and are a great price of 3/4 to carry on their great form with another win.

League One

Charlton are the monster price of the week at 9/5 for the home win against Wigan at the Valley. Four straight wins for the Addicks have seen them reach the dizzy heights of second place in the third tier, while Paul Cook’s Wigan have stuttered in recent weeks, going back-to-back games without a win. Charlton won’t be 9/5 at home very often, so make the most of it.

Speaking of bonkers prices, we head to Northampton next where Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink got off to the perfect start as the new Cobblers boss with a 1-0 win at home to Doncaster on Saturday. They’re at Sixfields again on Tuesday and are a whopping 2/1 to beat a Portsmouth side with just one win in their last seven games.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has won his first game in charge of Burton, QPR, and now, Northampton. (Source: The Guardian)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has won his first game in charge of Burton, QPR, and now, Northampton. (Source: The Guardian)

The surprise early-season pacesetters in League One are Shrewsbury, and round off my trio of brilliantly priced home winners in League One with a price of 13/10 to beat Southend. The Shrimpers are struggling thanks to a seven-game winless run, so the last thing they’ll want is a trip to top of the league Shrewsbury, who claimed the impressive 1-0 scalp of promotion favourites Wigan at the weekend.

And because you lot love my both to score tips, I’ve got to give a paragraph to Rotherham versus Walsall. Both sides have scored in the last five meetings between the two, and Walsall have scored and conceded in each of their last six fixtures. 3/4 is your price for a few more goals here.

League Two

Newport County have taken to their newly-laid pitch like a set of Welsh ducks to water, with an unbeaten four-game run that started with three straight wins. Their next visitors are Cheltenham, who are winless in six games, and have drawn blanks in four of those. BoyleSports have served up a beauty in the form of 13/10 for the home win. Get on it, chaps.

Notts County are the form side in the division, with five wins out of their last six in all competitions. They’re at Meadow Lane to face the Jekyll and Hyde of the division, Swindon Town. The visitors have had a strange set of results that have included shocking performances in home defeats to Crawley and Barnet, followed by a superb attacking performance in a 3-0 win at Luton last time out. That result means they’re due a loss, and Kevin Nolan’s Magpies are the best candidates to hand it to them, given their form. The home win here looks decent at 21/20 with Ladbrokes.

Last up we take a look at Port Vale, who are bottom of the EFL following a run of form that has seen them go without a goal in more than eight hours of competitive football. Their chances of a goal look bleak as they travel to Luton, who aren’t in sparkling form themselves, but will be desperate for a response after a poor home defeat to Swindon on Saturday. Luton are better than even money to consign their visitors to yet another scoreless night. The story of my life…

El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Charlton at a whopping 9/5 to beat Wigan in League One.

Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Leeds, Northampton, Shrewsbury, Newport and Luton returns a TAAAYYYYSTEEEEEEE £388 with BoyleSports. Back it here!